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Company Name Six Flags
Location Telecommute, TX
Date Posted 17, Tuesday 2012
Category Editor
Listing Type Monthly Rate

Description

Six Flags, the world's largest regional theme park entertainment company with 19 theme parks and water parks in North America, is in immediate need of an interactive writer/editor to manage our 2012 eNewsletter program. Every two weeks Six Flags publishes eleven separate park newsletters for two million readers that feature multiple articles about the parks, text advertisements, calendars of events, contests and more. The role of the eNewsletter Editor is, in coordination with each theme park, to write, organize and prepare all of the newsletters using our proprietary content management system.
Major responsibilities of the position include:

Manage the editorial calendar 11+ park newsletters. Work with parks marketing teams to develop and produce newsletters that are sent to 2 million guests every two weeks.
Prepare/provide 2-4 short (300-500 word) articles for each park newsletter. Develop readercentric, value-added content with limited source materials.
Survey guests to collect quotes, comments and feedback to incorporate into articles.
Proactively identify opportunities for new content as appropriate.
Collect and prepare ancillary newsletter content, including calendar entries, images, text advertisements, contests and other relevant materials.
Cultivate relationship with park marketing teams.
Assist other park groups with the production of their own newsletters.

Requirements:

Must be an extremely well organized, detail oriented project manager.
Proven experience managing many writing-type projects simultaneously.
Must be seriously strong-willed, highly motivated, tenacious, resilient, and resourceful.
Ability to build strong relationships with and support multiple in-house clients.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple, overlapping publication deadlines.
Stellar writing, editing and proofreading skills. Strong knowledge of AP style. Thorough command of the English language, spelling, writing and grammar.
Self-directed, independent problem solver with very little hand holding.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, english or related field.
Proven experience as a copy writer, news writer or similar. Marketing, public relations or journalism experience a plus.
HTML knowledge a plus, but not required. IT literacy a plus.
Demonstrated ability to develop engaging, fresh, and differentiated story angles.
Must be available to start immediately.

How To Apply

Please visit http://content.sixflags.com/newsletter-project for complete details about the project and to learn more about how to apply. Note that we need to fill this position immediately so if you are interested -- or know someone who is qualified or interested -- please let them know right away. When you send your resume, please be sure to include your two writing samples as indicated on the page shown above. In your cover letter, please be sure to describe how your past experience makes you qualified for this position -- especially as far as organization and planning goes.

This is a temporary (seasonal) position that extends from now until December, 2012. If all goes well, it may be extended indefinitely.

How To Apply

See requirements above.
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